Report of World Mental Health Day 2018
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10th October every year, with the overall objectives of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of better mental health.
October 15, 2018
Dr. G Shankar Government Women’s First Grade College and Postgraduate Center, Ajjarkad, Udupi
A seminar was conducted at Dr. G Shankar Government Women’s First Grade College and Postgraduate Center, Ajjarkad, Udupi. Ms. Pooja Bakshi, II year MSc Nursing student introduced the day’s theme. In her speech, she emphasized on early recognition of mental illness and important role of students in the society in reducing the stigma related to mental illness. Mrs. Savitha Assistant Professor, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal enlightened the students on managing stress and finding the ways to develop coping strategies to reduce the stress. Dr Vani Ballal, HoD, Department of Psychology, Dr G. Shankar Government Women’s First Grade College and Post Graduate Study Centre, Udupi delivered the introductory speech. Professor Ramachandra Adiga G, Principal Dr G. Shankar Government Women’s First Grade College and Post Graduate Study Centre, Udupi while speaking on this occasion stated that it is important that people should be made aware of the early symptoms of the mental illness and role of students in creating a healthy society.
Kasturba Hospital, Manipal
Various programs were organized at Psychiatric ward on 10th and 11th October 2018. Dr. Ravindra Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal was the chief guest for the official program on 11th October 2018. He addressed the patients and caregivers and created an awareness regarding adolescence mental health. Undergraduate and postgraduate students of Manipal college of Nursing Manipal conducted games for patients and caregivers and prizes were distributed to the winners of the games.
Hombelaku (Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre)
Faculty of department of Psychiatric Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal actively participated in various programs organized by multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team of Hombelaku from 1st October 2018 onwards. Competitions for inmates such as collage and Quiz were coordinated by nursing Faculty. Undergraduate nursing students encouraged the inmates who participated in outdoor games, athletics and cultural activities. Valedictory function and prize distribution were held on 10th October 2018.